And then there were four. To be quite honest, not exactly the four we expected. Sure, we knew Taylor Swift was a lock to at least make the championship match, and probably win the whole damn thing, but we certainly didn’t expect to be at this point and still be talking about Best Coast, Jamie xx and Major Lazer.
There are only two rounds before Uproxx’s Song of the Summer is crowned, and the sheer numbers indicate that it’s likely we have a surprise winner. Then again, never count T.Swift out. If she can save the music industry, surely she can hold her own against three other songs. As has been the case, voting on the Final Four will end Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST, and we’ll be right back Thursday with voting on the championship match.
No. 1 Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood”
No. 4 Best Coast, “California Nights”
It’s been an amazing Cinderella run for Best Coast; if we’re being honest, that was probably our No. 16 seed if we just ranked all the songs in one big group. And yet, we’re not sure even their powerful Twitter army (which strategically deployed Tuesday just in time to push Best Coast past Passion Pit) can do the trick against “Bad Blood.” Yes, that’s a challenge, Best Coast fans.
No. 3 Jamie xx feat. Young Thug and Popcaan, “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)”
No. 3 Major Lazer and DJ Snake feat. Mø, “Lean On”
Jamie xx had the narrowest victory of the entire bracket Tuesday, edging Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” by a mere 26 votes. Major Lazer, meanwhile, has gotten a surprising amount of support (not Best Coast surprising, but still). This is a very intriguing match-up of excellent songs that pull heavily from foreign influences.
Thanks for voting! Remember, voting on each round ends at 10 p.m. EST. Check back Thursday morning to vote on the championship match.